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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 10, 2009 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last call....Chaconne...

I missed this thread ! Glad to see some love for the classics , so to speak . I was the Classical Buyer at the Tower Records in El Toro/Laguna Hills for 24 years . As for the Chaconne, I'm not sure what is all out there, these days ( the classical catalog has shrunk tremendously ),a guitar transcription would be fine, also the Bach/Busoni piano one is great , but the original version (the "Ciaccona") is from the Partita #2, from his Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin , one of Bach's greatest set of works . A guitar ( or lute version ) might be a little easier to listen to, but the recent SACD/CD version by Julia Fischer is an outstanding performance of works, and it is maybe the best violin sound I have heard on disc . ( and she is "easy on the eyes" also )..